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The Atlas Obscura Guide To Edinburgh

165 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Edinburgh, Scotland

Updated January 12, 2023

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Hidden Edinburgh

Crowds clog Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the main artery between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The road is dotted with stores selling Nessie trinkets and lined with bagpipers and street performers pulling off dazzling tricks. But look beyond the tartan tourist traps, and you’ll discover tucked-away gardens, remnants of the city’s medieval past, and much more.

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